Monday, 2 May 2016

William Edward Briggs 1895 - 1915

William E. Briggs 14 August 1915 Barnsley Chronicle.
With thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born:  1895 Howden, Yorkshire

Military Service:

Enlisted: 5 November 1914 at the age of 19 years
Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster Regiment  1st/5th Battalion
Service number and rank: 2632 Private
Entered Theatre of War: France on 13th April 1915
Awards: Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1915 Star

Death: 2 August 1915 age 20  Killed in Action

Buried at: Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Reference: II. F. 11.


St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Son of Jessie Craven (formerly Briggs), of 8, Bubwith Rd., Brightside, Sheffield, and the late Seth Briggs. Native of Barmby-on-the-Marsh, Howden, Yorks.

Links & Notes:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War

William Edward Briggs lived at 80 Harborough Hills Road, Barnsley when he enlisted.
1901 Seth Briggs (William's father) was in a convalescent home in Rustington, Sussex and visitors were Jessie and William.
Seth Briggs was a railway engine driver.
Seth died in 1901 in the Barnsley district and Jessie remarried William Henry Craven in 1902 in Haslington, Lancashire.

With thanks to and FreeBMD.

Thank you  to my friend H for helping with the research.

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